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Digital Skills Development Practical course information

All the practical information you need, from finding the right course to how to join the session on the day.

Finding out what’s on

Our course schedule is shared on the Digital Education blog and promoted via the Digital Skills Development Moodle course.  Subscribe to the blog or enrol on the Moodle course for regular updates on new training dates.  A full list of all courses, even those with no currently scheduled sessions, is available on the MyLearning web pages. Most of our sessions are currently delivered via online teaching platforms and these are listed in our schedule as remote classroom sessions.  One or two of our courses are taking place in person and these are listed as campus based sessions.

Booking a course

Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen your course(s), follow the instructions on the How to book a course page. You can book via the MyLearning pages or directly through the MyLearning app depending on your status.  Check the course description carefully before booking to ensure the course is suitable for you and to see if there is any pre-learning required. 

Note that some courses listed on MyLearning don't have any future sessions scheduled.  In this case you have the option to join the 'interest list'.  If you do this, we will notify when future dates are scheduled.

Preparing for your course

Pre-learning and course materials can be found on the Digital Skills Development Moodle course. Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete any pre-learning if required. It’s also a good idea to download any available course materials in advance of the live session.  As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.

Joining virtual sessions

We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or Friday if it’s a Monday course).  Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.  You can also join directly from MyLearning.  A Play button appears next to the course under Current Enrolments in MyLearning at the start time of the course (see blog post for full details).

Note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our remote classroom sessions to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).

Joining sessions on campus

All in person sessions take place in one of the computer workrooms or classrooms on the Bloomsbury campus.  You will be advised of the exact location the day before the session and in most cases you will require a UCL ID card to access the building.  Unless otherwise specified, computers will be available for your use in the room.  These are computers with Desktop@UCL installed and you will need your UCL user ID and password to log on to them.